#1. This week's number one is former international center Marie Ruzickova (189-86, agency: LBM Management, currently plays in Italy). She led Lucca to a victory over the closely-ranked Cagliari CUS (1-2) 69-62 in the Italian A1 in Sunday night's game.
Ruzickova was MVP of the game. She scored 19 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 40 minutes on the court.
Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca (5-2) is placed fourth in the A1.
But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen.
Ruzickova is ranked fourth on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best rebounders (third place).
She has individually a very good year with high stats. Ruzickova averages: 16.3ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.3apg, 2.7spg, 2FGP: 52.3% and FT: 33.3% in the three games she played so far.
She played for the Slovakian senior national team four years ago.
#2. Second place goes to an international point guard Darina Misurova (163-81, currently plays in Czech Republic). Misurova contributed to a Sokol Hradec Kralove's victory against the eighth-ranked Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary (3-6) 79-73 in the Czech Republic ZBL last Sunday.
She scored 8 points.
Sokol VCP Hradec Kralove (8-1) is placed second in the ZBL.
It was her team's eighth consecutive victory in a row.
Misurova has relatively good stats this season: 14.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.9apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 58.7%(27-46), 3FGP: 39.6% and FT: 81.3%.
She played for the Slovakian national team in 2011.
#3. The Slovakian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international swingman Andrea Oravcova (182-87, agency: Regeneracom Sports, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LFB. Oravcova could not help Cadi ICG Software (1-2) to beat Rivas Ecopolis (4-0).
She recorded 9 points in 27 minutes.
But Cadi ICG Software was edged 86-83 on the road by the leading Rivas Ecopolis.
But the season just started, so everything may happen.
This year Oravcova's overall stats are: 8.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, 3FGP: 44.4% in the three games.
She played for the Slovakian national team one years ago.
#4. Center Anna Jurcenkova (195-85, currently plays in Czech Republic) managed to help IMOS Brno to win against the closely-ranked Kara Trutnov (6-3) crushing them 85-61 in the Czech Republic ZBL in Saturday night's game.
Jurcenkova scored only 4 points and blocked 3 blocks.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. IMOS Brno (7-2) is placed third in the ZBL.
Jurcenkova is currently first on the list of best blockers.
Her total stats this season are: 9.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.4bpg and 1.1spg.
Jurcenkova is also Slovakian national team player.
#5. International center Klaudia Lukacovicova (193-90, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian A1 was not able to help CA Romagna (1-3) in their last game. Despite her good performance CA Romagna was badly defeated 68-51 on the opponent's court by the leading Umbertide.
Lukacovicova was the top scorer with 14 points. She also added 4 rebounds in 29 minutes.
It was CA Romagna's third consecutive loss in a row.
But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen.
This year Lukacovicova's total stats are: 9.3ppg and 6.0rpg in the four games.
She plays currently for the Slovakian national team.
#6. Forward Barbora Fabianova (182-82, also represented by LBM Management, college: Youngstown St., currently plays in Italy) faced previously mentioned Marie Ruzickova in the Italian A1 last game.
Fabianova was not able to secure a victory for Cagliari CUS (1-2) in their game against Lucca (5-2).
She scored 5 points.
Cagliari CUS was defeated 69-62 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Lucca (#4).
But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go.
This season Fabianova averages only 4.7ppg.
She is a former international player as she played for the Slovakian senior team four years ago.
#7. International point guard Dagmar Chlebovcova (172-84, currently plays in Czech Republic) helped VSE Praha win their game against the tenth-ranked DSK Karlin (2-7) crushing them 93-66 in the Czech Republic ZBL on Saturday night.
She scored only 4 points in 21 minutes.
BLK VSE Praha (3-4) is placed second in the ZBL.
Chlebovcova has averaged so far 6.1ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.1apg in the nine games.
She used to play for the Slovakian national team
#8. Guard Michaela Abelova (183-85, currently plays in Germany) helped SV Halle Lions edge the league outsider Wildcats Wolfenbuettel (0-3) 66-64 in the German DBBL in Saturday night's game.
Abelova scored 6 points.
SV Halle Lions (4-2) is placed third in the DBBL.
It's Abelova's fourth season with the team.
This year she averages only 9.0ppg.
Abelova used to play for the Slovakian national team
#9. University international point guard Diana Benuskova (170-89, currently plays in Czech Republic) couldn't help Aldast Strakonice (1-8) in their game against Valosun Brno (4-5) in the Czech Republic ZBL.
She scored 5 points in 21 minutes.
The bottom-ranked Aldast Strakonice was crushed 94-71 in Brno by the higher-ranked (#7) Valosun.
It was Aldast Strakonice's fourth consecutive loss in a row.
Benuskova has averaged so far 5.7ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.6apg in the nine games.
She used to play for the Slovakian university national team
The list of other players, who all have Slovakian passport but never been selected to any of Slovakian national teams:
#1.Viera Libicova (190-C-80, currently plays in Czech Republic), who plays in the Czech Republic ZBL could not help Aldast Strakonice (1-8) to beat Valosun Brno (4-5).
Libicova scored 6 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 16 minutes.
The bottom-ranked Aldast Strakonice was crushed 94-71 on the road by the higher-ranked (#7) Valosun Brno.
It was Aldast Strakonice's fourth consecutive loss in a row.
This year Libicova has relatively solid stats: 10.7ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.2spg in the nine games she played so far.
#2.Zuzana Mracnova (180-F-80, currently plays in Czech Republic) is a teammate of previously mentioned Viera Libicova and both played together in the last Czech Republic ZBL game.
Mracnova was not able to help Aldast Strakonice (1-8) in their game against Valosun Brno (4-5).
She scored 9 points.
But the bottom-ranked Aldast Strakonice was crushed 94-71 in Brno by the higher-ranked Valosun (#7).
Mracnova has averaged so far 8.8ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.2apg.
La Spezia inks Brittany Hrynko, ex Good Angels - 13 days ago
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Cestistica Spezzina La Spezia (Serie A2) agreed terms with 23-year old American guard Brittany Hrynko (173-93, college: De Paul, agency: LBM Management). She played last season at Good Angels in Slovakian Extraliga. In 6 games she had 8.5ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg. Hrynko also played for Hapoel Petah Tikva (D1) in Israeli league that season. In 19 games she recorded very impressive stats: 17.4ppg, 4.9rpg, 4.7apg and 1.8spg. The previous (2015) summer she played at San Antonio Silver S... [read more]
Cestistica Spezzina La Spezia (Serie A2) agreed terms with 23-year old American guard Brittany Hrynko (173-93, college: De Paul, agency: LBM Management). She played last season at Good Angels in Slovakian Extraliga. In 6 games she had 8.5ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg. Hrynko also played for Hapoel Petah Tikva (D1) in Israeli league that season. In 19 games she recorded very impressive stats: 17.4ppg, 4.9rpg, 4.7apg and 1.8spg. The previous (2015) summer she played at San Antonio Silver Stars in WNBA. But in 5 games she recorded just 0.4ppg in 2015 season. The other team Hrynko played shortly was Atlanta in WNBA. Last year she was drafted by Connecticut Sun (WNBA) in second round (19th overall). Hrynko attended De Paul until 2015 and it will be her second season in pro basketball. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her college team won Big East Tournament for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). Hrynko was also voted All-Big East Player of the Year and All-Big East 1st Team in 2013, 2014 and 2015. She has played also professionally for other WNBA teams like Dallas Wings and Atlanta Dream.
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